USF Kennedy Family Visiting Artist Chip Lord
Chip Lord grew up in 1950’s America, a place that has been a continual source of inspiration in his work as an artist. Trained as an architect, he was a founding partner of Ant Farm in 1968. With Ant Farm he produced the video art classics Media Burn and The Eternal Frame as well as the public sculpture, Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo Texas.
His work blends documentary and experimental practice and moves between video, photography, and installation. He often collaborates with other artists. Ant Farm Media Van v.08 [Time Capsule]’ a collaboration with Curtis Schreier and Bruce Tomb, revisits Ant Farm’s 1970 Media Van bringing it into the 21st Century, was shown at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, 2016 and was commissioned by SFMOMA, 2008.
Lord’s work has been exhibited and published widely and is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Tate Modern, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the FRAC Centre, the Pompidou Centre, and the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. He is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Film & Digital Media, U.C. Santa Cruz, and lives in San Francisco.
Room: FAH 101